NASA teams prepare for SLS fueling test to inform launch date

As part of continued troubleshooting and seal replacement validation efforts, teams at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will take the SLS rocket through a Core Stage and Interim Cryogenic Propulsion System (ICPS) fueling test on Wednesday, Sept. 21. NASA officials hope the test will reveal no leaks of the liquid hydrogen (LH2) system, which … Read more

NASA delays SLS tanking test, next launch opportunity – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket on its launch pad. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography NASA said Monday it is now targeting Wednesday, Sept. 21, for a critical fueling test on the Space Launch System moon rocket, which could allow for another attempt to launch the unpiloted Artemis 1 lunar test … Read more

NASA discusses path to SLS repairs as launch uncertainty looms for September, October

NASA and SLS program managers have developed part of a forward plan for addressing the significant liquid hydrogen (LH2) leak that was observed during the Saturday, September 3rd attempt to launch the SLS rocket and the Artemis I mission from LC-39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Under the current plan, teams will repair the liquid … Read more

SLS launch scrubbed after weather delay, engine cooling issue – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A NASA security helicopter flies near the Artemis 1 moon rocket on Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center during a launch attempt Monday morning. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky Engineers fueled the Space Launch System moon rocket for blastoff Monday on NASA’s long-overdue Artemis 1 test … Read more

Artemis I | SLS Block 1

Featured image credit: NASA Lift Off Time/Launch Window(Subject to change) August 29, 2022 – 12:33 UTC | 08:33 EDT Mission Name Artemis I, the first launch of the Space Launch System Launch Provider(What rocket company is launching it?) NASA – Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Northrop Grumman, and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Customer(Who’s paying for this?) … Read more

The road to NASA’s Artemis 1 SLS megarocket moon launch pad

August 2022 is set to be an important month for the future of space exploration as it will see the first launch of the massive Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built by humanity. The rocket will carry the uncrewed Orion spacecraft into space as part of the Artemis I mission. “The … Read more

Watch NASA’s Artemis 1 SLS megarocket moon launch in free webcasts

NASA’s huge Artemis 1 rocket is counting down to a planned Aug. 29 launch to the moon and when it does, you’ll be able to watch the historic mission live online for free. The space agency will host a series of Artemis 1 webcasts this week and next leading up to the uncrewed launch on … Read more

SLS ready to roll to LC-39B for launch, teams prepare for multiple launch trajectories

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has completed all pre-launch preparations inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is ready for its 4.2-mile (6.7-km) journey to Launch Complex 39B. The multi-hour rollout process is currently set to begin at 9 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 16 (01:00 UTC on … Read more